The Groundwork Project will be closing in March 2017.
At this time we are no longer taking referrals, but individuals that are currently
enrolled will continue to receive services. For more information please see
this letter to the community.
The Groundwork Project
Discovering Strengths; Facilitating Change
The Groundwork Project engages homeless youth and supports them to accomplish their goals, which often include:
accessing safe housing, becoming successful in school and reuniting with their families. Our mission is to treat each youth with dignity, efficiently provide them high quality wraparound services and reduce homelessness in our community.
Who We Are
The Groundwork Project provides High Fidelity Wraparound for homeless youth across King County. Groundwork builds on strengths and develops natural support systems for youth while planning and accessing needed professional services. Groundwork is the first program in the U.S. to use the wraparound strategy with a homeless youth population. Groundwork’s wraparound program has been successful in connecting resources to youth and families and building a stronger network of care. During this process, we may provide youth with funding for basic essentials such as first month’s rent, school tuition and bus passes.
Who We Serve
The Groundwork Project works with youth and young adults in King County, Washington between the ages of 16-22 years old who are at risk of or are experiencing homelessness. If you or someone you know is interested in working on finding housing, contact us.
Click here to check out an article
featuring Groundwork in Crosscut Magazine.
What is Wraparound?
At the core of Groundwork’s strategy is the wraparound model. Wraparound is an evidence-based, integrated supportive service approach that can improve the lives of youth with complex needs and majorly impact youth homelessness in King County. Our strategy is:
For more information on wraparound, click here to visit the National Wraparound Institute.
- Youth Driven – Teams of supportive people create plans that are geared toward meeting the complex and holistic needs identified by youth;
- A technique that helps youth build the skills to find and maintain housing, overcome addiction or mental health issues and rebuild their lives;
- Based on a nationally recognized evidence based model;
- Endorsed by over 100 team members who participate in the process, including professional staff and families and friends.